Epicureanism definition

  • noun:
    • A philosophy higher level by Epicurus that considered delight, or the avoidance of discomfort and mental disruption, to be the best great and therefore advocated the quest for pleasures that can be enjoyed moderately.
    • Devotion to a life of enjoyment and luxury.
    • something of philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus (c. 340–c. 270 BC).
    • A love or familiarity with enjoyment, particularly of great drink and food.
    • Attachment into the doctrines of Epicurus; the axioms or belief of Epicurus.
    • The philosophical system of Epicurus, or attachment to their doctrines, particularly the doctrine that pleasure could be the primary great in life.
    • [lowercase] accessory to or indulgence in luxurious habits; fondness for good lifestyle. See epicure, n., 2.
    • a doctrine of hedonism which was defended by several ancient greek language philosophers

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